Tag Archives: Depression

Depression in Mature Gay Men

—After I wrote “Why Older Gay Men Are Attempting Suicide at a Higher Rate,” I received a couple of poignant responses. One was from a sixty-six-year-old man who was struggling with the question of whether to come out to his parents and friends, the loss of his business, and several health challenges, including serious side… Read More »

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New Federal Approval for Postpartum Depression Pill

The first drug to treat postpartum depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but there are serious questions about whether this medication will truly help new moms in need. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects about 1 in 9 women1 in the days and weeks following childbirth, although for some the symptoms… Read More »

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Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?

Depression, obesity, and chronic pain are some of the most pressing global health concerns. New research may have found a drug that could one day tackle all of these three conditions. Scientists may have identified a protein inhibitor that could tackle three conditions at once. Almost 40 percent of adults in the United States were… Read More »

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